December 04, 2008 [Editor's note added]
PubMed® Advanced Search Evolves
[Editor's Note: These features were implemented in PubMed on November 20, 2008.]
P ubMed Advanced Search will soon no longer be a beta site. It is now the place to go to use features such as field searching and limits. In the near future the tabs for Limits, Preview/Index, History, Clipboard, and Details will be removed from the basic PubMed pages. History, Limits, Index of Fields, and a link to Details are available from the Advanced Search screen. A link for the Clipboard appears to the right of the search box on the PubMed screen when the Clipboard has content.
Some improvements coming to the Advanced Search screen are:
- A Clear button has been added next to the search box.
- A Less History button has been added to the History feature so that after using the More History button, you can revert to the shorter display.
- The feature to lock/unlock Limits has been removed; Limits are active until de-selected.
- The icon for the index on the Search by Author, Journal, Publication Date, and more section has been replaced by a button labeled, Index.
- In the Search by Author, Journal, Publication Date, and more section, the link, "Add More Search Fields" was replaced with the link, "Add More Citation Search Fields" which brings up boxes pre-set to aid with citation searching (Title, Volume, Issue, Pagination). This view remains open for the remainder of the search session unless closed with the Reset link. Please be aware that many citation searches work if you enter citation data directly into the PubMed search box.
- If you change field boxes in the Search by Author, Journal, Publication Date, and more section, e.g., to have two boxes set to search Author, the Advanced Search screen will "remember" your settings during the search session.
- A new section at the bottom, Focused Queries, provides links to our Clinical Queries and Special Queries pages.
Advanced Search has its own URL: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/advanced.
Nahin A. PubMed® Advanced Search Evolves. NLM Tech Bull. 2008 Nov-Dec (365):e6.